I very rarely wear skirts in real life, but I do in Second Life. My favourite styles being the sleek and straight numbers that emphasise the curves, but which leave very little room for innovative design,
But if you’re Sienia Trevellion; a design ingenue if ever there was one, you can take a really simple skirt and make it extra special with the simplest additions; zips and denim!
Sienia has just released these amazing, slinky skirts called ‘Above It’, which have a fabulous contrast waistband that really enhances the cinched-in look. They’re very versatile and eminently wearable; coming in a smashing variety of muted and vibrant tones. I’d go so far as to say that these are probably essential summer purchases, especially when I tell you that they cost FIFTY Lindens each. I KNOW! Totally style-o-rific, you can have tons of fun dressing these skirts down with gaudy 80’s inspired tees, beads, stripey tights and neon pumps or even dressing up with blouse, blazer and beret. I know they’re denim but it can be done!
I chose to wear mine with this rather smashing ‘Lace-top Lifted’ jumper, a corking find from (RED) Mint. The jumpers are proper Second Life fashion, showing acres of boobage but no nips, and they can be worn in two ways; with either a covered chest or as I’m wearing in these snaps a more open style (I’ll save the rolled collars for when it gets colder!) They’re really well crafted with scripted prim attachments to allow for a perfect fit, and I think they work beautifully with the skirts.
Lace top ‘Lifted’ jumper, L$350, (RED) Mint
‘Above It’ Skirt, L$50, Sur +
Ok, try not to focus on the fact that I sort of look like a foxy Mariella Frostrup clone in this picture ok?
What I’m actually wanting to share with you is the beauty of this ‘Darling’ bodysuit that I’m wearing from Sn@tch.
This is just a really simple, slightly dressy lace item and you can of course add layers to it should you wish, but I’m finding it works just fine in a beige or gold shade against my Cocoa LAQ Martine skin. Pretty sexy isn’t it?
There are people in Second Life who go the whole hog when dressing, y’know underwear and outerwear just like in real life, but I’m way too lazy to be one of those I’m afraid. Look, in a virtual world you CAN go to bed with your boots on!
Anyway, back to this bodysuit, it features buttons on the sleeves and back, but they’re just part of the texture rather than prim, which suits me just fine. Ivey has provided ten sensational colours in the pack which retails at a pretty reasonable L$275 and I think it’s ruddy delightful and set to be a virtual wardrobe staple.
But I also adore the SUR + bodysuit too; this is kind of a dressier take on the style and just oozes class in an almost 1930’s Hollywood way. Yes, I have blogged this before, but it certainly deserves a second take..(click for larger version)
Of course, if you really can’t decide which one to wear, how about you buy them both and then just mix ’em up a bit? Works for me! I’ve taken the rose belt from the Sur+ bodysuit and I’m wearing it with the gold bodysuit from Sn@tch. I think I look..priceless:)
Incidentally, the backdrop to these photos is my beautiful new Mudhoney bedroom set at my gorgeous new home, which I shall tell you all about very soon!